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Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's latest exploration into microtonal tuning systems proves to be both a fascinating look into his unique compositional approach, and a highly personal homage to his Persian ancestry.
GoGo Penguin remixes, James Brandon Lewis and the latest volume from the Matchbox Bluesmaster Series are amongst our picks for new jazz releases this week.
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Saxophonist Charles Lloyd takes on Monk and Coleman via bluesy Americana with his quintet The Marvels, featuring Bill Frisell.
Recent and upcoming additions to the Presto Jazz vinyl catalogue include this year's best ECM recordings, a reissued recording from Avishai Cohen featuring a young Shai Maestro, and low-down jazz-funk from Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri.
After a short hiatus, vocalist Gretchen Parlato returns with her first studio recording in five years, with an album that reflects both on her own past and her newfound motherhood.
Our latest picks for jazz new releases include a triple-bill of ECM recordings, American Songbook tunes from Lilly-Ann Hertzman and piano/vocal duets on Edition Records, among others.
One of the most exciting trio recordings in jazz, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach's Money Jungle is the sound of three super-sized egos thrashing out their differences in the studio.
After her solo debut last year, Norwegian guitarist Hedvig Mollestad returns to her tried-and-true trio for another explosive release.
Recent picks from our jazz catalogue include Avishai Cohen with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, a quartet led by Evan Parker, and soul-jazz fronted by pianist Jon Batiste.
The Presto Music Podcast dips its toe into the world of jazz as clarinettist Julian Bliss charts the history of the instrument since the late eighteenth century.
The Hammond B3 master's latest mostly-live record is an unashamedly fun listen, with a novel addition to the proceedings in the form of an Iggy Pop collaboration.
Gretchen Parlato's 'comeback' record, a couple of excellent solo piano albums and jazz renditions of Ennio Morricone are among our picks for this week's new release round-up.
The Seoul-born New York resident makes a confident return on her fittingly titled sophomore release. Jihye Lee's sharp ear for arrangement, melody and dynamics make for an endlessly entertaining listen.
This week's new release picks include the latest from Norwegian guitarist Hedvig Mollestad, a celebration of the music of Bill Evans, and Afro-Peruvian inspired music played with a modern jazz quintet.
We sat down with saxophonist and producer Logan Richardson, to talk about the creative process for his new album Afrofuturism, working with Whirlwind Recordings and his big plans for 2021.
Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson's most well-regarded album sees him showcasing his bebop chops while paying homage to his beginnings as the 'King Inside of Swing'.
Master bassist Shez Raja travels to the Indian sub-continent to rediscover his roots and engineer a brilliant meeting between eastern and western schools of improvisation.
Vocalist Veronica Swift's second record with Mack Avenue tackles some much wider-spread themes such as sexism, racism and misinformation on her excellent follow-up to 2019's Confessions.
Futuristic jazz-hop, improvised electroacoustic music and classical guitar works composed by Pat Metheny are among our favourite recent releases in this week's round-up.